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🚙 Ahead of the game | Back on the road to face Blues

Royals make the journey to St Andrew's to face in-form Birmingham this Saturday

6 March 2020

After going to extra time in the Emirates FA Cup in midweek, Reading have been focussing on their recovery as they get back to league action against an in-form Birmingham City side...

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5 March 2020

Birmingham City vs Reading
Saturday 7th March, 3pm

Sky Bet Championship
St Andrew's

The Royals travel to St Andrew's on Saturday to face a Birmingham City side who have gone unbeaten in their last 13 Sky Bet Championship matches.

Blues were also involved in the FA Cup in midweek, though, and fought hard but suffered late agony after conceding eight minutes from time against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

Both sides will have the league to focus on for the remainder of the season, though, with 10 Sky Bet Championship fixtures left to make a difference to the teams' fortunes before the campaign ends at the start of May.

The Royals have a pair of in-form forwards at the moment, with George Pușcaș scoring his fourth goal in five matches in midweek, and Yakou Méïté with five goals in 11 games from a wide position. Both are now on 11 goals for the season as the race for Reading's top scorer gong heats up.

The main focus for both, however, will be to help ensure Reading take all three points home with them from St Andrew's at the weekend.

A win could see the Royals move into the Championship's top half on Saturday, along with the guarantee of moving above their opponents with victory in the Midlands at the weekend.

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Pre-match chat

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Tickets

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For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.

You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0118 968 1313.

Weather

BIRMINGHAM WEATHER

It's due to be cloudy but reasonably mild at St Andrew's tomorrow, decent conditions for football on the day.

Travel

Don't forget, coach travel booked through Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) is FREE for STAR members for this fixture. Check the STAR website here for booking details, STAR membership options and coach travel availability.

Officials

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Andy Davies will be overseeing proceedings at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, in his third Reading match of the season so far.

He was in the middle when the Royals overcame Cardiff at Madejski Stadium back in August, and visited RG2 once again as Reading played out a 1-1 draw against Hull City in February.

Daniel Leach and Sam Lewis will be assisting Mr Davies on Saturday afternoon, with Mark Pottage between the benches as fourth official.

iFollow

UK subscribers to iFollow will be able to listen to this match, either with an Audio Match Pass for the cost of £2.50, or with an Audio Monthly Pass, where you can listen to every Reading match for £4.49 per month. If you are a Royals supporter based outside of the UK, you will be able to watch this match live with an iFollow Match Pass, for just £5. Click here for all your options.

Please note, this match will not be available to watch live for UK subscribers on iFollow.

Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.


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